Project type: Editorial Design (Monograph)
|This monograph contains all graphic and optical dark room experiments, anthropological photography, industrial photography and other subjects about experimentation of Italian photographer Enzo Ragazzini.||La monografia contiene gli esperimenti ottici e grafici in camera oscura, fotografia di carattere antropologico, fotografia industriale ed altre tematiche legate alla sperimentazione del fotografo italiano Enzo Ragazzini.|
Date: Jul 2013
Enzo Ragazzini is an italian photographer, progenitor of the Optical Art crusade. His work is extremely extended and multifaceted: graphic and optical experiments in the dark room, anthropological photography, industrial photography and other subjects about experimentation.
Approaching the figure of Enzo Ragazzini, we soon realized how his life is a mosaic of experiences. Each project is only apparently independent, when indeed is much more linked to others. To describe such a complex and multifaceted personality, the choice of presenting his work chronologically was not only unconvincing, but constrictive too. For this reason the monograph follows a logical order rather than a chronological one, and it is based on deeper connections among the considered works.
The path to discover Enzo Ragazzini’s personality begins from his studio / laboratory / library. A place that reveals a lot about him and his memories. It is full of objects, books, photographs, catalogs, tools, some of which are used as visual reference to represent a specific section of this book. As he described it, it presents the characteristics of entropy, a place interesting from a formal point of view, where objects are collected for their story.
Each section is narrated with two voices: the external one which contextualizes the project and explains the technical details, and in red the section where Enzo narrates his experience and impressions.
Enzo is a great master, not only for his beautiful work, but also for the way in which he approaches life and relates it to work.